Standeven LR, Payne JL, Pangtey M, Osborne LM. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2021 Mar 7:e2764.
In this naturalistic study, more medication adjustments for depression occurred during the postpartum than during pregnancy, a finding which may indicate that antenatal depression is undertreated.
Singla DR, Meltzer-Brody SE, Silver RK, Vigod SN, et al. Trials. 2021 Mar 5;22(1):186. Free article.
SUMMIT is a pragmatic, non-inferiority test of the comparable effectiveness of two types of providers (specialist vs. non-specialist) and delivery modes (telemedicine vs. in-person) of a brief, behavioral activation (BA) treatment for perinatal depressive and anxiety symptoms.
Wang Y, Meng Z, Pei J, Qian L, Mao B, Li Y, Li J, Dai Z, Cao J, Zhang C, Chen L, Jin Y, Yi B. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2021 Mar 8;19(1):78. Free article.
Either depression or anxiety alone could increase the risk of subsequent recurrent pregnancy loss. Anxiety and depression had a synergistic effect after the first miscarriage which increased the development of subsequent recurrent pregnancy loss.
Mehta D, Grewen K, Pearson B, Wani S, Wallace L, Henders AK, Binder EB, Frokjaer VG, Meltzer-Brody S, Wray NR, Stuebe AM. Transl Psychiatry. 2021 Mar 4;11(1):155.
This study aimed to identify genes associated with PPD. To do this, researchers investigated genome-wide gene expression profiles of pregnant women during their third trimester of pregnancy and tested the association of gene expression with perinatal depressive symptoms. They identified 71 genes significantly associated with postpartum depression scores at 2 months.Functional annotation of differentially expressed genes revealed an enrichment of immune response-related biological processes, pointing toward the role of an altered immune transcriptomic landscape as a vulnerability factor for PPD.
Burdayron R, Butler BP, Béliveau MJ, Dubois-Comtois K, Pennestri MH. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021 Mar 4.
High levels of maternal depression combined with high levels of infant negative affectivity may contribute to mothers’ perceptions of infant sleep problems, independent of infant sleep duration and awakenings.
Tebeka S, Le Strat Y, Mandelbrot L, Benachi A, Dommergues M, Kayem G, Lepercq J, Luton D, Ville Y, Ramoz N; IGEDEPP Groups, Mullaert J, Dubertret C. BJOG. 2021 Mar 3.
Stressful life events during pregnancy have a dose-response relationship with both early (at 2 months postpartum) and late-onset (at 1 year) PPD.
Comparing the effectiveness of home visiting paraprofessionals and mental health professionals delivering a postpartum depression preventive intervention: a cluster-randomized non-inferiority clinical trial.
Tandon SD, Johnson JK, Diebold A, Segovia M, Gollan JK, Degillio A, Zakieh D, Yeh C, Solano-Martinez J, Ciolino JD. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2021 Mar 3.
Neither intervention arm (home visiting paraprofessionals or mental health professionals) was superior to usual care in decreasing depressive symptoms across the sample. Post hoc analyses suggest a positive intervention effect for women exhibiting mild depressive symptoms at baseline.
Schweizer-Schubert S, Gordon JL, Eisenlohr-Moul TA, Meltzer-Brody S, Schmalenberger KM, Slopien R, Zietlow AL, Ehlert U, Ditzen B. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 Jan 18;7:479646. Free Article. Review.
Ahmadzadeh YI, Schoeler T, Han M, Pingault JB, Creswell C, McAdams TA.
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021 Mar 2: S0890-8567(21)00142-8.
Initial literature, derived from homogenous populations, suggests that prenatal anxiety exposure does not cause offspring internalizing outcomes. However, postnatal anxiety exposure may be causally associated with concurrent offspring internalizing, via non-genetic pathways.
Schuetze P, Molnar D, Eiden RD, Shisler S, Zhao J, Colder CR, Huestis MA. Infant Ment Health J. 2020 Jul;41(4):530-542.
In the absence of high prenatal risk, responsive and sensitive parenting by the mother can reduce risk for externalizing behaviors in an otherwise high-risk sample.
Arguz Cildir D, Ozbek A, Topuzoglu A, Orcin E, Janbakhishov CE. Infant Ment Health J. 2020 Jul;41(4):517-529.
Prenatal attachment scores significantly correlated with social and emotional competency scores and ADSI total scores at early childhood and development at 21 to 30 months.
Schmidt PJ, Wei SM, Martinez PE, Ben Dor RR, Guerrieri GM, Palladino PP, Harsh VL, Li HJ, Wakim P, Nieman LK, Rubinow DR. Menopause. 2021 Jan 18.
This study did not identify significant therapeutic benefits of transdermal estradiol (TE), Rimostil (a phytoestrogen), or raloxifene compared with placebo in perimenopausal depression. However, improvements in depression ratings were observed between TE compared with Rimostil. Cognitive testing at week 8 showed that none of the three active treatment groups performed better than placebo.
Schweizer-Schubert S, Gordon JL, Eisenlohr-Moul TA, Meltzer-Brody S, Schmalenberger KM, Slopien R, Zietlow AL, Ehlert U, Ditzen B. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 Jan 18;7:479646. Free PMC. Review.